During their 2014-15 Women Build in Madison Heights, Habitat for
Humanity of Oakland County members found themselves working with
volunteer students from Madison Preparatory Academy, a collaboration
that came about by chance when HfHOC asked to use Madison Prep’s parking
lot and facilities for its volunteers.
Now, in 2016, more Madison district students are at work on a new
Habitat build. This time it’s the students from the Building Trades
program at Madison High School, which provides certification in the
construction trades upon graduation.
Since the fall, they’ve been working on a Habitat rehab in the 25000
block of Miracle Street, which began work in the summer with volunteers
from Bank of America. Around 20 students have been visiting the site
twice a week, on average. They built a shed from the ground up, signing
it with their names, and went on to install flooring and various
fixtures. They’re supervised by their teacher and longtime Habitat